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Installing the <em>Warlpiri Drawings</em> exhibition

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Installing the Warlpiri Drawings exhibition

8 Aug 2014

Tools out on a table along side a gallery wall.
Tools of the installation trade, and framed drawings lined up to be arranged and hung over the coloured wall graphic treatment. Photo: Judith Hickson.

National Museum staff from the curatorial, conservation, registration and exhibition teams are busy this week installing the latest exhibition to feature in our First Australians focus gallery.

Warlpiri Drawings: Remembering the Future comprises an intriguing collection of drawings on paper made by Warlpiri people of Central Australia, over a period of 80 years of monumental change.

Warlpiri Drawings opens on 15 August 2014 and entry is free.

Dr Melinda Hinkson from the Australian National University, assisted by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Program curator Andy Greenslade, is curating the exhibition. Warlpiri Drawings is a collaboration between the Australian National University, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and the National Museum of Australia.

A companion book, Remembering the Future: Warlpiri Life Through the Prism of Drawing, is available for sale online from Aboriginal Studies Press and from the National Museum of Australia Shop.

Three people stand in a gallery space amongst display cabinets and a table with tools
Museum Registration Officer Paul Peisley assists Tania Riviere as she carefully positions headbands from Central Australia collected by anthropologist Olive Pink; while Dr Melinda Hinkson looks on. Photo: Judith Hickson.
Two women examine headbands placed in a glass display cabinet
External exhibition curator Dr Melinda Hinkson (left) and the Museum's Deputy Conservation Manager Tania Riviere consider the final placement of objects in the Olive Pink case. Photo: Judith Hickson.

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